How fitting it was that Sir Alex's 1000th league game in charge of the Reds produced a dramatic late comeback. Whenever the boss does decide to call it a day, it's the late winners and the back-from-the-dead games that will define his spell in charge. I'm sure he would have preferred a solid, dominant 2-0 drama-free win over the Saints, but that's just not the United way. Long may it continue.
Fans can speak to Stewart Gardner and Paddy Crerand on MUTV's The Paddy Show, broadcast at 18:30 Monday 3 September.